October 13, 2017

Susquehanna University will celebrate the inauguration of President Jonathan D. Green with a schedule of events Oct. 19 and 20 that will bring the campus community together with alumni and friends, delegates from higher education institutions, and business and civic leaders.

Several of these events are open to the public.

In Performance at Susquehanna: Student Musical Showcase begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

The performance opens with President Green’s adaptation of Ubi Caritas, performed by the University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Susquehanna alumnus Christopher Hoster.

The evening also features the University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Eric L. Hinton; the University Orchestra, under the direction of Gregory Grabowski; and the University Choir, also under the direction of Hoster.

An academic panel discussion, Liberal Education: Education for Leadership, begins at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20 in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Panelists are Mary Dana Hinton, president of the College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, Minn.; S. Georgia Nugent, senior fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges; and Lynn C. Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and vice president of Phi Beta Kappa.

President Green will be officially installed as Susquehanna’s 15th president at a 2 p.m. ceremony in Weber Chapel Auditorium. Nearly 100 delegates from learned and professional societies, and colleges and universities throughout the country will take part in the academic procession.

Green’s inaugural address, The New American Scholar, will examine the evolution and significance of liberal arts education in producing citizen leaders. Beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1837 address, The American Scholar, Green will also address the challenges liberal arts institutions and students face today, and their mission moving forward.

The installation ceremony will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing for those unable to attend. More information, including parking and shuttle transportation, can be found here.